I finally had a chance to watch A Walk to Beautiful. I've been meaning to see it for a quite a while. I'm so glad that I did.
It is inspiring and sad, heart-warming and informational. Other than it being a condition related to pregnancy, I didn't know much about fistula before I saw this film. An obstetric fistula is a hole in the tissues between either the vagina and the bladder or between the vagina and rectum or both, leaving the woman incontinent. A fistula is caused by an obstructed labor. In the case of this film, Ethiopian women must perform hard physical work from the time that they are young girls. This coupled with under- nourishment produces small adult women with tiny pelvises. Women also commonly start having babies around the age of 14 or 15.
Because of their unsanitary condition and their loss of their abilities as a wife to provide children, these young women are ostracized from their community.
The "beautiful" part of this film is the
Learn more about fistula and support this wonderful project thought the Fistula Foundation.
This movie is available thought the Netflix "Watch Now" feature.